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#21 frogmansub

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 02:29 AM

I am the proud owner of the first purchased copy, signed by Alex and Nick. :D

Now I just need the cover signed !

Oh, and by the way, I'm happy to sign page 14 if anyone is interested in the gorgeous hunk on the photo. :blink:
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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:24 AM

You scare me frog boy!

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#23 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 10 March 2006 - 06:17 PM

Good work, JP!

I finally got to see a copy last night, after JP!
I must say that I am incredibly pleased with how it looks, and I think it offers excellent value for money. I also read it today - cover to cover - well I was on a plane - and I forgot how many cool people are featured in it. There are quotes from (to name drop a few) JC, J-M C, other Cousteaus, Hans Hass, Howard Hall, Lou Feed, Ned DeLoach, Helmut Debelius, Cathy Church, Zena Holloway, Tanya Streeter + lots of other freedivers, plus several esteemed members of this forum. Also everyone around me on the flights was asking about it - and I just had to drop into the conversation that it just happened to be my book!

The weird thing is seeing a book with pictures of all your friends in. Quite surreal.

Anyway I am stuck in Palm Beach Airport (very tired as I am still on UK time where it is 02:45am) waiting for young Mr Cheng to arrive. Unbeknown to him, I have the first copy of The Art Of Diving to make it into the states, waiting here for him.

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#24 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 12 March 2006 - 03:39 AM

I am away with the gang here in Palm Beach, but I have just heard that the British Diving magazines, for those who get the chance to see them, are running features on The Art Of Diving this month:

http://www.divemagazine.co.uk/ is out now, and will be followed in a few days by
http://www.divernet.com/index.shtml

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#25 Simon K.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 03:10 AM

You can also order it at amazon.de (for all of my fellow germans on wetpixel) for 31,90 € (which I did).

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 06:29 AM

The german edition is currently being printed - at the moment amazon.de is supplying the English edition. The german one will be out soon.

Also the book is now available on the high street in the UK.

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Posted 15 March 2006 - 09:32 AM

Hi all,

Just recieved my copies of Diver and dive. I haven't had a chance to read up yet but being described as the best thing since Cousteau's 'silent world' by David Doubilet is a honour in itself..ell done Alex and Nick..

Also in 'DIVER' is Mike's super artical on sharks in Rangiroa.. Looks good.

Although I would complain about the (ment to be) photo of him at the start of the mag... They've used a shot of a 'Mr potato head' promotion :o :blink:

Good on ya girls..

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 12:27 AM

Here are examples of the coverage in the UK diving magazines:

DIVE:
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Diver:
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Dive Magazine has also put this virtual preview of the book online:
http://mag1.olivesof...VM/DVM-2006.asp
Which gives a nice idea of the product.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 04:20 AM

Alex:

I got my copy a couple of days ago.

I have to say this is the best Diving Book I ever had in my hands. The Pictures are spectacular and the texts are really worth reading!

Simon

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 09:05 AM

Thank you so much for the kind words Simon. It really means a lot to me.

The German language version will be on sale in about two weeks:
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Price 26.50 Euros for pre-orders before the official release on the 16th April. Once released the price will be 29.90 Euros.
http://www.taucher.n...iegen_1713.html

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Posted 30 March 2006 - 12:18 PM

so much cooler than
'photography: Alex Mustard'

'Fotos: Alex Mustard'

us english should adopt the word fotos
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Posted 14 April 2006 - 04:13 PM

got the book. definately more non-traditional, which I love! very cool.
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 11:10 AM

The only excuse I can come up with for not having a copy yet is ... hey i lived it ... i don't need to read about it.

it is on my amazon wishlist ... it will be mine !!
Has Alex even got his own copy yet ?
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Posted 15 April 2006 - 05:50 PM

When will it be available in the USA?
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#35 Alex_Mustard

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 07:08 AM

I don't know the answer to that, Dave.

The publishing company behind the book are currently negotiating the US edition/US distribution rights. I would expect a pre-Christmas release of a US edition.

In the meantime there is nothing to stop individual US shops ordering the UK Edition.
http://www.artofdivi...ales/index.html

Also I finally got some copies myself this week that I am happy to send out signed. Unfortunately the postage costs to the States is about £13 - which kind of negates the effort we made in trying to get this book out at such a cheap price (£20). Obviously if you get them from me you can get signed ones.

To put that price in perspective The Art Of Diving costs 50% of the price of Paul Humann's popular Caribbean Reef Fish ID book here in the UK (which usually sells for £39.95). http://www.aquapress...p?id=154&cat=24

Early sales have been strong - fingers crossed they continue...

Alex

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 10:12 AM

HI Alex & Nick,

the book is exellent & it should fly off the shelves for a very long

time, if I could only take fotos half as well I would be very happy :D :D

Counting down to July. i can't wait :lol: :lol:

well done. BTW is their anything you cannot do? :D :P

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Posted 16 April 2006 - 04:30 PM

My brother and sister in law just got back from England. Don't know why I didn't think of having them pick up a copy.
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 05:55 PM

You can order from amazon.co.uk and have it sent to the USA can you not ?

I have done it to Cayman with books in the past.
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 06:37 PM

I just ordered one to be shipped to U.S from the link Alex posted above:
http://www.artofdivi...ales/index.html

Delivery estimate is 25-27 April. :lol:
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Posted 16 April 2006 - 10:43 PM

You can order from amazon.co.uk and have it sent to the USA can you not ?

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Amazon UK also have the book on sale for a reduced price - which will help offset the shipping costs if you are not a UK person. For UK people it is a bit of a false economy, because the book would ship for free if it was on sale at its recommended price!

The book has been doing fantastically well at Amazon.co.uk - it is regularly in the top 1000 best sellers and occassionally dips into the top 500 of all books (at time of writing it is at 778 - this updates all the time). This is amazing for an UW book - as most diving books have a Sales Rank of somewhere between 10,000 and 30,000!

Also if anyone has time to write a review on Amazon I would be very grateful. They can be very short - the idea is just to be helpful to other customers.

Alex

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